The Flyting plus Special Guests

Thursday 9th August 2018



The Flyting are an exciting new folk band steeped in the rich musical traditions of Scotland and Ireland. Their captivating sound weaves together powerful ballads, savage instrumental sets, contemplative slow airs and self-penned material.

Having met on the Newcastle traditional music session scene in 2003, fiddler Shona Mooney and Belfast accordionist Sean O’Kane formed The Flyting in 2017 alongside Scots singer Amy Leach and Highland guitarist Alasdair Paul. Moving beyond their musical roots, The Flyting exchange repertoire discovering common threads flowing between their cultures. Expect to hear the soaring fiddling of Shona Mooney, the adventurous accordionist Sean O’Kane alongside the extraordinary emerging Scots singer/pianist Amy Leach and the rhythmical guitarist Alasdair Paul. Prepare to be swept away on a musical adventure featuring enthralling songs, dynamic tunes and captivating tales.

The Flyting are:
Shona Mooney – Fiddle, Vocals
Sean O’Kane – Button Accordion, Vocals
Amy Leach – Lead Vocals, Piano
Alasdair Paul – Guitar, Vocals, Banjo